Burning Bones

Posted by in Obervations, Scripture

As I child we sing “This little light of mine” and we talk about a light that can not be hidden.  Then we grow up and our “Christianity” becomes a light we turn on and off.  Discovering when it adds to us or subtracts from what we want to accomplish.  I don’t think we intend it that way but we can dangerously end up in this very unChristian behavior.  Men love darkness rather than light because their hearts are EVIL…

I can’t do it.  I can’t shut off the light of who I am in Christ.  Someone asked me who I was and I immediately said, “I am a pastor of two churches, one in Rockford and the other in Belvidere”  This is not my natural response.  Typically I would tell them I run a small IT company in Rockford to fund my family while I pastor…   Why do we think our work defines us?

Then I read this in my devotions the other day.

his [God’s] word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
Jeremiah 20:9b

This describes what is happening in my spirit right now… I can’t stop talking about Jesus.  It doesn’t matter if I am at WalMart or at home, in the church or at Starbucks.

How often do you talk about Jesus?  Maybe better to ask how often does my life talk about Jesus?

Fire in my bones